Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a serious health condition that can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions. It often produces no symptoms, and is known as the silent killer. There are four different types of hypertension: primary, secondary, malignant, and resistant. Lifestyle changes, such as exercise and reducing salt and alcohol intake, can help prevent hypertension or keep it in check. For those with more serious hypertension, prescription drugs can be used to lower blood pressure.
Today: December 9, 2023